in the 1990s, there was Egan and Nesbitt, who sued Canada for spousal benefits in retirement
I was a baby dyke when this was happening
his partner was the publisher of Xtra, Toronto’s queer newspaper, now Canada’s
He won same employee benefits for gays and lesbians as heterosexual employees got – he sued for bereavement leave when his partner’s father died so he could attend the funeral
Brian Mossop won same rights for Federal Government Employees, regardless of sexuality.
from my original blog